Tag Archives: casting doubt on the 12 steps

How different my life is now, without either drugs or any 12 step nonsense. A critical examination of the NA 12 steps.

Last night as I struggled to fall asleep due to my insomnia, I thought about this… How different my life is now compared to a few years ago when I used drugs. But not only that. I also thought about … Continue reading

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Some bullshit from Living Clean

I was reading something that reminded me of the dreaded “Living Clean” NA book of drivel that some people like to read from in meetings… I recall that book being tiresome enough for me to have pointed it out in … Continue reading

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Let go and let God?

Despite the title, this post is not about religion per se. It is about 12-step programs and the fundamental lesson that they teach, the lesson upon which the foundation of such programs is built, and on which so many recovering … Continue reading

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On practicing powerlessness

Just a quick one today. When I did that outpatient program a few months ago, whenever I mentioned all the things at home that were wrong and were out of my control, the therapist who ran the group session said … Continue reading

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Clarifying my skeptical view of 12-step programs (About Page updated)

I’ve updated my About page. Since pages don’t show up in RSS feeds like posts do, it might be missed. Therefore I’ve copied the content here… My name is Jerome Viveiros. I am a forty-something year old, living in Johannesburg, … Continue reading

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Welcome to SkepticalExaddict

Welcome to my rebooted blog. My name is Jerome Viveiros. I am a 43 year old who likes to call myself a skeptic. I’m also an atheist; a computer programmer by profession, one who was an addict using methamphetamine every … Continue reading

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